In dogs, as well as humans, health is everything. We take it for granted until it breaks down. This is Little Billy, an elderly and poorly Jack Russell, who has been brought in to us because his owners, who have their own health problems, can’t cope with him any more. He’s been unwell for a long time and has been treated with tranquilizers (diazapam) and steroids. He’s been getting worse and becoming more distressed, he’s started to howl for long periods and has become incontinent.
Little Billy has Lupus which is a disease of the immune system. His body has broken down and the skin around his eyes is raw and looks horrific. When he first came in he looked very miserable. Lupus can cause the nose and skin in other areas to be raw too. Little Billly’s condition is challenging but he is such a sweet little chap and we have seen other dogs improve dramatically with a holistic approach. The other option was for his owners to have him put to sleep, the howling especially was a big difficulty and a sign of extreme unhappiness. They have another dog and the two of them do not get on. This may have been making Little Billy worse. Feeling unhappy can be a cause of ill health. We’ll make him comfortable (one of our specially cosy duvet beds) and put him on an organic diet. We’ve stopped the tranquilizers, they aren’t doing him any good anyway. He’s having lots of love and holistic treatment – it may not work but we’ll give it a try.
Get well Little Billy ……..recovery prayers please …….